Did you know that there is a more peaceful alternative to the fighting and conflict that often takes place in divorce proceedings?  

That alternative is collaborative divorce, which is a legal process that takes place out of court. The process focuses on settling issues amicably and with the least amount of trauma to the family. The parties control the process and make the decisions. All the professionals who participate in the process work together as a team towards the common goal of resolving issues and preserving relationships.  

In addition to eliminating the adversarial process associated with traditional divorce proceedings, some of the benefits to a collaborative divorce include: 

Minimizing Costs 

In some instances, the collaborative process can cost less than the litigation process. For example, in a traditional divorce proceeding, the attorneys are adversaries, which often leads to more conflict and fighting. As you might imagine, more conflict and fighting ultimately leads to additional fees and costs to you. 

Control Over the Divorce Process 

In the collaborative divorce process, the pace and length of the process is controlled by the parties and the professionals. Also, the parties, as opposed to a judge or jury, are in control of making important decisions regarding children and finances.  

Interest-based negotiations 

At the beginning of each collaborative case, the parties separately create their own goals and interests. These goals are reviewed periodically during the process and evaluated during settlement discussions. 

Civility 

After the divorce process is concluded, the divorcing couple is left to continue dealing with one another. By utilizing the collaborative divorce process, which promotes communication and the preservation of relationships, the parties are left in a position to have a healthy and productive relationship with one another.  

If you are considering a divorce and wish to control the divorce process and preserve the relationships of your family, etc., then a collaborative divorce may be your best option.